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Strawberries and Cream Cake: Not the prettiest but the tastiest

By FRAN GINN,

Yesterday I bought some absolutely delicious strawberries. Besides just eating them straight from the plastic container, I began thinking of different combinations of strawberries — strawberries and ice cream, strawberries and pound cake, strawberries and cream. This recipe satisfies all those strawberry cravings.


Adventures In Eating: Ratatouille’s Ratatouille is a beautiful and classic labor of love

By FRAN GINN,

Ratatouille, the movie about a French rat with a dream to be a chef, debuted in 2007. I watched the movie then, but was so immersed in my business than I failed to give it my full attention. I am so sorry that I did that. This past weekend I watched it three times. It is amazing! The attention to detail is incredible.



Adventures in Eating: A different kind of Easter

By FRAN GINN,

In the Deep South Easter meant new clothes, Easter eggs, “Up from the Grave He Arose” and a large lunch after church with my grandparents. I listened to the teachings in Sunday School of Jesus being crucified and rising on Easter Sunday. I guess I thought that everyone around the world marked the occasion known as “Easter” just as I did.





Adventures in Eating: Favorite Southern recipes of the Duchess

By FRAN GINN,

Cookbooks have been written for myriad reasons. The earliest cookbooks were records of foods prepared so that other people could re-create dishes. Some cookbooks are vanity books — pure and simple. Other cookbooks are loving and earnest compilations of recipes to raise monies for one deserving cause or another.




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